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Joyce Ehrlinger | Social Cognition Lab JOYCE EHRLINGER | SOCIAL COGNITION LAB

joyceJoyce Ehrlinger

Assistant Professor of Psychology Ph.D., 2004, Cornell University

Department of Psychology
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-4820
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Education and positions

Education

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University, 2004 – 2006
  • Ph.D., Social and Personality Psychology, Cornell University, 2004
  • B.A., Psychology and Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, 1998

Professional Positions

  • 2013 – present Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Washington State University
  • 2006 – 2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Florida State University

Grants

Role: PI
Institute for Education Studies, Cognition and Student Learning
Title: The impact of theories of intelligence on self-regulated learning strategies and performance improvement
Award Period: 2013-2017
Total award: $1,599,996

Role: Co-PI
U.S. Department of Education
Title: Teacher preparation, Student Support Services
Award Period: 2015-2018
Total award: $1,100,000

Role: Co-PI
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Effective Mitigation Strategies for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
Title: Integrating Biology, Psychology, and Ecology to Mitigate Antibiotic Resistance in Food Animal Production Systems
Award Period: 2015-2018
Total award: $2,249,974

Role: PI
ADVANCE at WSU External Mentor Program
Title: Tracking visual reactions to negative feedback
Award Period: 2013-2014
Total award: $2,822

Role: PI
Council on Research and Creativity, Florida State University
Title: Naïve realism and overconfidence in persuading others
Award Period: 2011-2012
Total award: $13,000

Role: PI
Council on Research and Creativity, Florida State University
Title: How Does Goal Focus Influence Confidence, Anxiety and Goal Progress?
Award Period: 2008-2009
Total award: $13,000

Role: PI
Council on Research and Creativity, Florida State University
Title: Feelings of dissimilarity to the prototype as contributors to the gender gap in computer science careers
Award Period: 2007-2008
Total award: $16,000

Role: PI
Graduate Research Grant, Cornell University
Title: Understanding a (lack of) self-insight through theories of intelligence
Award Period: 2003-2004
Total award: $1,200

Role: PI
Humane Studies Fellowship, Institute for Humane Studies
Award Period: 2003-2004
Total award: $2,000

Role: PI
Sage Graduate Fellowship, Cornell University
Award Period: 2001-2002
Total award: $30,000


Publications

* denotes students co-authors.

Williams, E. & Ehrlinger, J. (In Press). Failing to Learn from Failure (and Sometimes Success): Inter- and Intrapersonal Roadblocks to Autonomous Learning. In R. Noe & J. Ellingson (Eds.). Autonomous Learning in the Workplace (SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series). New York, NY: Routledge. [request a copy]

Ehrlinger, J., & Eichenbaum*, A. (2016). The dark (and light) sides of overconfidence. In V. Ziegler-Hill & D. K. Marcus (Eds.), The Dark Side of Personality: Science and pratice in social, personality, and clinical psychology. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association, pp. 251-266. [pdf]

Ehrlinger, J., Mitchum*, A. L., & Dweck, C. S. (2016). Understanding overconfidence: Theories of intelligence, preferential attention, and distorted self-assessment. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 63, 94-100. [pdf] [Supp. Material] [OSF]

Ross, L., Ehrlinger, J., & Gilovich, T. D. (2016). The bias blind spot and its implications. In K.D. Elsbach & A.B. Kayes (Eds.), Contemporary Organizational Behavior in Action, Boston, MA: Pearson, pp. 137-145. [pdf]

Ehrlinger, J., Readinger, W. O., & Kim*, B. (2015) Decision Making and Cognitive Biases. In H.S. Friedman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mental Health, 2E, Vol. II. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 5-12. [pdf]

Leith*, S., Ward*, C., Giacomin*, M., Landau*, E., Ehrlinger, J., & Wilson, A. E. (2014). Changing theories of change: Strategic shifting in implicit theory endorsement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107 (4), 597-620. [pdf]

Ehrlinger, J., & Shain*, E. A. (2014). How accuracy in students’ self-perceptions relates to success in learning. In V. A. Benassi, C. E. Overson, & C. M. Hakala (Eds.). Applying science of learning in education: Infusing psychological science into the curriculum. http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/asle2014/index.php. [pdf]

Sparks*, E. A., Ehrlinger, J., & Eibach, R. P. (2012). Failing to commit: Maximizers avoid commitment in a way that contributes to reduced satisfaction. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 72-77. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2011.09.002. [pdf]

Eibach, R. P., Libby, L. K., & Ehrlinger, J. (2012). Unrecognized changes in the self contribute to exaggerated judgments of external decline. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 34(3), 193-203. doi:10.1080/01973533.2012.674416.. [pdf]

Fay*, A. J., Jordan*, A. H., & Ehrlinger, J. (2012). How social norms promote misleading social feedback and inaccurate self-assessment. Compass: Social and PersonalityPsychology, 6(2), 206-216. doi:10.1111/j.1751-9004.2011.00420.x. [pdf]

Sparks*, E. A., & Ehrlinger, J. (2012). Psychological contributors to the failure to anticipate unintended consequences. Compass: Social and Personality Psychology, 6(5), 417-427. doi:10.1111/j.1751-9004.2012.00435.x. [pdf]

Conlon*, K. E., Ehrlinger, J., Eibach, R. P., Crescioni*, A. W., Alquist*, J. L., Gerend, M. A., & Dutton, G. R. (2011). Keeping one’s eyes on the prize: The longitudinal benefits of accomplishment focus on progress toward a weight loss goal. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 47, 853-855. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2011.02.005. [pdf]

Crescioni*, A. W., Ehrlinger, J., Alquist*, J. L., Conlon*, K. E., Baumeister, R. F., & Dutton, G. R. (2011). High trait self-control predicts positive health behaviors and success in weight loss. Journal of Health Psychology, 16(5), 750-759. doi:10.1177/1359105310390247. [pdf]

Eccles, D. W., Ward, P., Woodman, T., Janelle, C. M., Le Scanff, C., Ehrlinger, J., Castanier, C., & Coombes, S. A. (2011). Where’s the emotion? How sport psychology can inform research on emotion in human factors. Human Factors, 53, 180-202. doi:10.1177/0018720811403731. [pdf]

Ehrlinger, J. & Eibach, R. P. (2011) Focalism and the failure to foresee unintended consequences. Basic and Applied Social Psychology. 33, 59-68. doi:10.1080/01973533.2010.539955. [pdf]

Ehrlinger, J., Plant, E. A., Eibach, R. P., Columb*, C. J., Goplen*, J. L., Kunstman*, J. W., & Butz*, D. A. (2011) How exposure to the Confederate flag affects willingness to vote for Barack Obama. Political Psychology, 32(1), 131-146. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9221.2010.00797.x. [pdf]

Eibach, R. P., & Ehrlinger, J. (2010). Reference points in men’s and women’s judgments of progress towards gender equality. Sex Roles, 63(11), 882-893. doi:10.1007/s11199-010-9846-7. [pdf]

Ehrlinger, J. & Mitchum*, A. L. (2010). How beliefs in the ability to improve influence accuracy in and use of metacognitive judgments. Advances in Psychology Research, 69, 229-238. [pdf]

Eibach, R. P., Libby, L. K., & Ehrlinger, J. (2009). Priming family values: How being a parent affects moral evaluations of harmless but offensive acts. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45(5), 1160-1163. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2009.06.017. [pdf]

Ehrlinger, J. (2008) Skill level, Self-views and self-theories as sources of error in self-assessment. Compass: Social and Personality Psychology, 2(1), 382-398. doi:10.1111/j.1751-9004.2007.00047.x. [pdf]

Ehrlinger, J., Johnson, K. L., Banner*, M., Dunning, D. A., & Kruger, J. (2008). Why the unskilled are unaware: Further explorations of (absent) self-insight among the incompetent. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 105(1), 98-121. doi:10.1016/j.obhdp.2007.05.002. [pdf]

Dweck, C. S. & Ehrlinger, J. (2006). Implicit theories and conflict resolution. In The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice. M. Deutsch & P.T. Coleman (Eds.), San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, pp. 317-330. [pdf]

Eibach, R. P. & Ehrlinger, J. (2006). “Keep your eyes on the prize”: Reference points and group differences in assessing progress towards equality. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 66-77. doi:10.1177/0146167205279585. [pdf]

Ehrlinger J., Gilovich, T. D., & Ross, L. (2005). Peering into the bias blind spot: People’s assessments of bias in themselves and others. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 680-692. doi:10.1177/0146167204271570. [pdf]

Strasser, R., Ehrlinger, J., Bingman, V. P. (2004). Transitive behavior in hippocampal-lesioned pigeons. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 63, 181-188. doi:10.1159/000076442. [pdf]

Ehrlinger J. & Dunning, D. A. (2003). How chronic self-views influence (and mislead) estimates of performance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 5-17. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.84.1.5. [pdf]

Dunning, D. A., Johnson, K. L., Ehrlinger, J., & Kruger, J. (2003). Why people fail to recognize their own incompetence. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 12, 83-87. doi:10.1111/1467-8721.01235. [pdf]

Manuscripts Under Review

Ehrlinger, J., Burnette, J. L., Park*, J., Harrold*, M. L., Orvidas*, K., (2016). Guilty pleasures: Fixed beliefs about weight predict consumption of high calorie, high fat foods. Manuscript under Review. Washington State University. [pdf] [Supp. Material] [OSF]

Ehrlinger, J., Plant, A. E., Columb*, C. J., & Brewer*, L. (2016) Do women hold more exaggerated perceptions of CS and engineering prototypes than men and, consequently, show less interest in these fields? Manuscript under Review. Washington State University. [request a copy]

Ehrlinger, J., Fay*, A. J., & Goplen*, J. (2016). Polite social feedback as a contributor to overconfidence. Manuscript Under Review. [request a copy]

Manuscripts in Preparation

Ehrlinger, J., Harrold*, M. & Goplen*, J.L. (2016). If you only knew: How naïve realism contributes to overconfidence in persuasive abilities. Manuscript in Preparation, Washington State University.

Ehrlinger, J., & Harrold*, M. (2016). Why incremental theories of intelligence promote learning. Manuscript in Preparation, Washington State University.

Ehrlinger, J., Hartwig*, M., Harrold*, M., Vossen*, J., Mitchum*, A., Biermann*, A. & Trzesniewski, K. (2016). Incremental theories of intelligence predict persistence and, in turn, sustained learning. Manuscript in Preparation.

Ehrlinger, J., Hartwig*, M., Vossen*, J., & Trzesniewski, K. (2016). Interleaving study of core curriculum math topics provides benefits for sustained learning. Manuscript in Preparation, Washington State University.

Ehrlinger, J. & Reizer, A. (2016). How cultural differences help to illuminate polite social feedback as a mechanism for overconfidence. Manuscript in Preparation, Washington State University.

Ehrlinger, J., Vossen*, J., & Trzesniewski, K. (2016). Incremental theories of intelligence predict math learning through benefits for sense of belongingness. Manuscript in Preparation, Washington State University.

Ehrlinger, J., Vossen*, J., Harrold*, M., Trzesniewski, K. (2016). Entity theorists avoid the “desirable” difficulties that promote learning. Manuscript in Preparation, Washington State University.


Editorial and Review Activities

  • Action Editor:
    • Social and Personality Psychology Compass, Intrapersonal Processes, 2014-present
  • Editorial Board Member:
    • Social Cognition, 2012-present
    • Group Dynamics, 2013-2015
  • Editorial Assistant,
    • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Attitudes and Social Cognition, 2000-2002
  • Technical Editor,
    • Richardson, D. (2014). Social psychology for dummies. UK: Wiley.
  • Reviewer, Granting Agencies:
    • National Science Foundation
    • US-Israeli Bi-national Science Foundation
  • Reviewer, Journals:
    • Psychological Science
    • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
    • Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
    • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
    • Basic and Applied Social Psychology
    • Child Development
    • Group Dynamics
    • Journal of Economic Psychology
    • Journal of Research in Personality
    • Learning and Individual Differences
    • Memory and Cognition
    • Psychological Reports and Perceptual Motor Skills
    • Public Opinion Quarterly
    • Self and Identity
    • Sex Roles
    • Social Cognition
    • Social and Personality Psychology Compass

Professional Memberships

  • Council representation, Society for the Study of Motivation, 2013-2015
  • Program co-chair, Society for the Study of Motivation, 2012-2014
  • Member, Society for the Study of Motivation
  • Member, Society for Experimental Social Psychology
  • Member, Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Member, American Marketing Association
  • Member, Association for Psychological Science
  • Member, American Psychological Association

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Social Psychology
  • Honors Social Psychology
  • Why People Believe Weird Things (Freshman Writing Seminar)

Graduate Courses Taught

  • Attitudes and Social Cognition
  • Current Issues in Social Psychology
  • Social Cognition

Theses and Dissertation Committee Membership

Doctoral Committee Chair

Crescioni, Albert W., graduate. (2012). The Frayed Edges of Willpower: Perceptions of Stress Impair Self-Regulatory Performance. Department of Psychology, Florida State University

Sparks, Erin A, doctoral candidate. (2013). Locus of Control Orientation Determines the Impact that Mere Imaginings about the Future Have on Judgments of Other People. Department of Psychology, Florida State University

Doctoral Committee Member

Mitchum, Ainsley L, graduate, (2011) Department of Psychology, Florida State University
Kunstman, Jonathan W, graduate, (2011) Department of Psychology, Florida State University
Doerr, Celeste E, graduate, (2010) Department of Psychology, Florida State University.
Roring, Roy, graduate, (2008) Department of Psychology, Florida State University.
Cokely, Edward, graduate, (2007) Department of Psychology, Florida State University.

Master’s Committee Chair

Harrold, Mycah, masters candidate (2015). Department of Psychology, Washington State University
Fay, Adam J, graduate. (2011). How polite behavior limits social feedback and contributes to erroneous self and social judgment, Department of Psychology, Florida State University

Columb, Corey J, graduate. (2010). Symbol of Hate or Pride: The ironic effect of exposure to the Confederate flag on judgment and behavior, Department of Psychology, Florida State University

Sparks, Erin A, graduate. (2010). The cost of seeking the best: Maximizing eliminates beneficial dissonance reduction after committing to a choice, Department of
Psychology, Florida State University

Master’s Committee Member

Best, Ryan M, graduate, (2011) Department of Psychology, Florida State University.
Dachoach, Avner, graduate, (2011) Department of Psychology, Florida State Universiy.
Goplen, Joanna L, graduate, (2010) Department of Psychology, Florida State University.
Menzel, Andrew J, graduate, (2010) Department of Psychology, Florida State University.
Day, Stephanie L, graduate, (2010) Department of Psychology, Florida State University.
Yordon, Ryan E, graduate, (2010) Department of Psychology, Florida State University.
Fox, Mark C, graduate, (2010) Department of Psychology, Florida State University.
Coyle, Jacqueline M, graduate, (2009) Department of Psychology, Florida State University.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Committee Chair

Karraker, Shelby, student, (2015). The effect of independent self-construal on moral foundations. Department of Psychology, Washington State University

Muldoon, Abigail, graduate, (2012). The effect of pluralistic ignorance on women’s interest in STEM fields. Department of Psychology, Florida State University

Lopez, Brooks, graduate, (2009) Self Theories: Tasks and Decisions. Department of Psychology, Florida State University

Gould, Crystal, graduate, (2008). Do social norms in posture contribute to gender differences in confidence? Department of Psychology, Florida State University